Preventive Dentistry Keeps Your Smile Confident
At Juno Beach Smiles, Dr. Duane Keuning and Dr. Greg Riley are dedicated to providing their patients with technically excellent, transformative dental care that leads to truly life-changing results. Beyond our focus on restorative and cosmetic services, our team wants to help you create a foundation for lasting oral health that supports these improvements, and that’s where preventive dentistry comes in. With these treatment options, we’ll identify concerns at their earliest stages and provide valuable protection against common dental ailments.
Check-ups & Cleanings
We strongly recommend that patients with relatively good oral health visit our practice at least twice each year for a comprehensive evaluation and cleaning. More frequent visits may become necessary to combat serious concerns like periodontal disease; we will be sure to let you know if this is the case for you. During these visits, Dr. Keuning, Dr. Riley, and our dedicated team members will thoroughly review your oral health with the help of advanced technology and make recommendations for any necessary treatment. Additionally, our hygienists will remove damaging bacteria from the mouth and leave your smile feeling refreshed and polished.
Nightguards for Bruxism Treatment
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) is a common health problem that often affects adults who experience significant levels of daily stress. If our doctors notice tell-tale symptoms of bruxism during routine evaluations, such as excessively worn tooth enamel or painful headaches, we’ll recommend a customized oral appliance. Bruxism is likely to take place during sleep when a patient is unaware, making “nightguards” a vital protective measure that better preserves your healthy smile.
Do you regularly participate in an athletic event where physical contact with other people, hard surfaces, or objects is a possibility? Your smile may be vulnerable to injury in these instances. Here in Juno Beach, our doctors can create a customized, high-quality sportsguard that provides needed stability and comfort, helping you run on the field or court with complete confidence. Studies have even suggested that the diligent use of a sportsguard can reduce the severity of concussions.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer isn’t often as widely discussed in the doctor’s office as other common dental problems, but the statistics surrounding it are staggering – there are tens of thousands of new cases every year, and nearly half of patients diagnosed won’t go on to survive more than five years. These negative outcomes are so likely because oral cancer isn’t often diagnosed until it’s already reached an advanced stage. At Juno Beach Smiles, we provide oral cancer screenings as a vital part of routine examinations, surveying the mouth for possible indications of cancerous cells. The earlier oral cancer is diagnosed in its development, the greater chances of a successful and lasting recovery.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is added to many water sources, and studies have shown that its presence can have positive effects on the strength and health of a patient’s teeth, even reducing the development of cavities over time. If our doctors determine that additional fluoride may be beneficial to your oral health, we can provide professional applications or a recommendation for fluoridated toothpaste to be used at home.
The brighter, stronger smile you’ve been hoping for is closer than you think. Please contact our Juno Beach, FL location to schedule your initial consultation today at our welcoming practice. Dr. Keuning, Dr. Riley, and the rest of our excellent team look forward to taking care of you and providing you with the personalized, high-quality approach you deserve.